CHAPTER 11

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Stateful WCF Services Using Workflow

Some service calls initiated from a client are intended to be quick transactions. A client application calls the service, receives a response, and the transaction between the client and the service is completed. However, there are also scenarios when a service needs to maintain state, even after it has been called from a client application. This chapter will explain the importance of building services that maintain state by using WF workflows to create services. But first let’s talk about what services are and the history of extending services through .NET.

“Services” is a common term in software ...

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